Monday, April 30, 2012
My Grand Kids Are Very Critical About Who Shoots Them.., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
If You are a Grand Father You Will Know What I Feel, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
from my children s
a few loving moments
of his joy i steal
for me by a
a lavish meal
she shoots me
i shoot them
we are spokes
of a humble
6:39 AM (32 minutes ago)
Dear Brother Firoze,
It has been a long while since I have written to you, but I often think of you and your beautiful and moving photographs of the life of the diverse people of Mumbai Tonight, Iam watching a visit Oprah Winfrey made to India and she is jsut now in Vrindavan, 'City of Widows'.
Of course it is obvious that someone with the position of Oprah, she would ahve been offered the best of experiences, but I give her credit for wanting to visit the people who live in cramped homes of one room and share a buket shower and latrines in Mumbai, and now in this city where 16,000 widows live on the streets.
Of course she also goes to big parties and meets improtant and wealthy people, but it just shows the marked contrasts in your country, Firoze.
I love seeing your photos of your beautiful grandchildren and also the ones of your street living friends and people on the fringes of society.
May allah continue to blesss you and your family always,
Friday, April 27, 2012
Photographers Are Born Not Made Nerjis Asif Shakir 3 Month Old, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
She began holding this camera when she was 2 month old and soon she will shoot on the real one too just give her little time.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
For Us Photography Is Poetry .. With Or Without Words, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Our mission in life is to showcase the world of the poor the neglected , those who are born without hope live frugally precariously die without hope .. we are non profit making , street photographers , me my aspiring grand daughters.
We glorify the meaning of life at 0 level.. at the grassroot of despair and this is the only purpose of our photography churning images as photoblogs..
Our kind of pictures wont be seen in newspapers we are the lowest in the hierarchy of photographers .. we are looked down as amateurs time wasters and it is a fine evaluation , and because I am able to keep this alive in my grand kids I see that they wont be bothered by brand names or latest camera equipment I let them learn photography on the very camera I shoot ..
Marziya Shakir shoots on my Canon EOS 7 D vertical grip and her new Canon EOS 60D ..
Nerjis Asif Shakir 9 month old is Marziya Shakirs understudy.. they are both aspiring waiting in the wings street photographers ..blessed by the best photographers that visit our house ..our house is humbly camera friendly photographer friendly.
We hopefully wont be running for PhotoBlog Awards and our Motto is simple Fuck F Stops ..
We shoot on impulse we shoot what you wont ever bother to shoot .. but we enjoy what you shoot too.. we definitely dont aim to be celebrity cult photographers like you.. we are happy with our status.. as is where is.
And this is my first blog at 5.32 am.
My third grand daughter Zaira Saif Shakir 6 month old is ambivalent she will follow the crowd in our house ... she will end up with a camera too .. she is learning photography from her dad who is learning photography simply because he wants to be better than Marziya Shakir ..
Marziyas mom too has got the photography bug.. my wife is an ace photographer ..
My daughter is a good photographer she never shows me what she shoots .. she is the only Nikon user in my family.
We have switched loyalties to the more dependent Canon.
Walking Tall .. She Gets Up Every Time She Falls, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Nerjis Asif Shakir has begun walking a bit late , she is 9 months now Marziya Shakir her elder sister began walking in 8 months..
But Nerjis Asif Shakir has gone through health problems overcome them , and I look forward to her when I come back from work..my problems jigsaw situations in life automatically get solved with her touch..
And my son in law Assad shoots her crazy, most of her pictures with me , and her lone shots are shot by him , he was not very passionate about photography, but Nerjis Asif Shakr does this to him , he will go on endlessly shooting her during his lunch time too.
We both come home for lunch at the same time.